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Topic: Forum Games / Realms (Ather City Redux) Main Game

Eric Adams
11:32 AM, April 22, 2013
“Gentlemen,” I address the small gathering of the AtherCorp board of directors. So far, they look unimpressed at what just looks like a pair of metal gloves. I switch out the yellow disk in my left hand and replace it with a white one, and my clothes change color to reflect this. “I realize that what I’ve promised and what I have to show for it don’t exactly match up so far. So perhaps this can change your minds. If I could get the device I requested out here now?”

One of our interns wheels a device covered in a white tarp onto the stage before uncovering it to reveal a rather large laser which happens to be pointed directly at me. It charges up, then fires a thin blue beam at me and… stops. The laser doesn’t travel past an inch in front of me. The white disc lights up, and I disappear from view.

There’s a slight murmur among those assembled, before I pop back into view behind them. The man closest to me jumps, and all eyes are on me. “Impressive, right? Perfect invisibility, and it can be charged with any light source.” I jump a couple inches into the air, and an unseen force carries me back to the front of the room. “The other devices grant similar capabilities, and all can be fully charged in a matter of hours with minimal equipment. With your support, we can begin mass production within a week.” There’s some discussion among them, but after a few seconds, they’re interrupted by the blinding light growing outside the window.


11:40 AM, April 22, 2013
My eyes open slowly, still overwhelmed by the light that overtook everything just a few minutes ago. I look around to find no one else left in the room. No one alive, at least. There’s something over in the corner that might be blood, but I’m still too disoriented to investigate. I hear a faint blinking, and look down to see that both of the discs on my hands are blinking, along with the four hooked into my belt. Whatever just happened, I’d probably be dead, or worse, if I hadn’t been wearing these.
I need to get out of here.

No sooner had I finished that thought than the wall nearest to me was torn down by some creature unlike anything I’d seen before. It stood at eight feet tall, its limbs long and distorted, with a mouth full of long, dripping fangs opening wide to show two more rows of teeth inside its maw. I panic, and run away into a hopefully empty hallway. I was wrong. Two more of the creatures are visible at the other end, but they have yet to see me. I duck into a janitor’s closet and desperately begin fumbling for the discs on my belt. Come on, what can I use here? I could try to be invisible, I guess, but what if they find me anyway? Wait. I examine the green disc, a biohazard symbol engraved in the center. No, too risky. I decide to just leave my loadout unchanged. Worst case scenario, I could jump out of a window and fly somewhere safe.


12:17 PM, April 22, 2013
The stealth approach works, at least. By now, I’m at least a mile away from the lab, and I haven’t come across any more of those things. Then again, I haven’t come across anything. It’s like the whole city died when that light appeared. But that won’t stop me from looking.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Realms (Ather City Redux) Main Game

Eric Adams
11:05 AM, April 22, 2013
I wake up after a long night at the lab, still lying face-down on my workbench. Apparently, no one bothered to wake me when they came in this morning. That, or everyone’s running late at the same time, since I’m the only one in the lab. Either way, I probably need to get ready, since I have that presentation in oh, half an hour. Well, crap.


11:27 AM, April 22, 2013
Twenty minutes later, I’ve changed out of my work clothes and donned a pair of socketed metal gloves mounted on my workbench. Currently, my right hand is hooked up to the Torch Lock, a red circle of metal with a fireball symbol engraved on it, while my left hand has the Spark Lock, which is identical save for its yellow color and the lightning bolt symbol it displays. My clothes change to a red and yellow color scheme, and I socket the remaining four into the non-functional ports in my belt. “Alright. I’m ready,” I say to the headset built into my goggles.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Realms (Ather City Redux) Sign-up Thread

Originally posted by Blood_Shadow:

Wiiwonder’s changes are accepted.

So who feels like participating in a long flashback arc that starts off pretty much immediately after the Surge? Adeeb is in, and possibly BCLEGENDS as well. We’re making a faction of scientists or something like that.

I’d be interested. I need to do some flashbacks anyway.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Realms (Ather City Redux) Sign-up Thread

Name: Eric Adams
Class: Human
Description: A man in his early thirties, is around average size, but appears stronger than most. Generally wears neutrally-colored clothes, but they change color based on his current power set. His hands are covered in a pair of metal gauntlets with circular plugs in the palms.
Abilities: None intrinsic, varies based on current equipment.
Torch: Absorbs heat, freezes the surrounding area, converts the heat into kinetic energy used as telekinesis
Spark: Absorbs electricity, user can accelerate metal objects to extreme velocities
Shine: Absorbs light, turns the user invisible
Chime: Absorbs sound, amplifies any noise made by the user
Iron: Absorbs kinetic energy, encases the user in a metal shell
Atom: Absorbs nuclear radiation, user can melt almost anything by touch
(Note: He can only use two powers at one time.)
Backstory: An engineer working for the Ather Corporation, Eric was the sole researcher looking into methods of allowing ordinary humans access to superhuman abilities without genetic modifications. Just as he was about to demonstrate his technology to a group of the company’s investors, however, the Surge went off, forcing him to use his devices to survive the initial blast. As he was the only survivor, he wanders the city now, searching for anything that could give him a semblance of his old life.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Corrupt-a-Wish

Granted, Cookie Monster eats you.

I wish for this wish to not be granted.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [FGF] FGF History

Originally posted by coolo2011:

Should Ather City go in the notable games list?

(I can’t find the link to any of them for some reason. Does anyone else have the link?)

Here it is.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / How do I sell items?

Seriously? Then how do I get more gold?

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / How do I sell items?

I’m getting too many items in my inventory and I don’t have enough gold to buy anything. Help please?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Continuous] Hangman Reborn (Post-game discussion)

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Topic: Collaborations / Character design help

Originally posted by Ace_Blue:

You didn’t include a queen description. Also, I’m puzzled about this sentence in your first post: “I’m working on my first game and as of yesterday, I’m a really shitty artist.” What happened that day that made you a bad artist? Were you a better artist the day before, but got your drawing hand crushed under a press by the mob because you wouldn’t pay your gambling debts, or something?

I should probably clarify that I meant to say I realized that I’m a shitty artist. Also, I decided not to make the Queen playable, since the game would be too easy then.

Originally posted by Elyzius:

The OP did not mention what the setting of the game was. Since he said that the game involves soldiers as pawns and bullet-shooting bishops, I’m assuming that the setting is the modern world. Also, he did not say what the mood of the game is supposed to be. The game could be a gritty neo-noir, but since silly cartoons are easy to draw, here are a couple of quick designs I made.

Pawn:

Bishop:

I don’t expect that the drawings will be accepted, but I do expect the OP to clarify what kind of art he wants. ;)

I didn’t mention an art style because I don’t know what it is yet. For reference, here’s the white pawn sprite.
http://www.kongregate.com/collabs/art/SpiritfChaos/pawn-sprite

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Character design help

Okay, it’s going to be a platformer where each level has you playing as one of five classes that the enemies also consist of. Each class has a different play style based on what piece they represent. Specifically:
Pawn: Basic platformer class. Run, jump, close-range melee attack.
Rook: Very fast, but can’t stop until it hits a wall or ceiling.
Knight: Mid-range dash attack, can’t hit unless the target is above or below him.
Bishop: Shoots bullets along diagonal lines.
King: Very slow, but can teleport if he’s in attack range.

Story
Basically, you’ll be playing out a game of chess, with each level representing a move. Like in chess, the goal is to capture he opponent’s king.

Designs
The designs don’t need to be too complex, since they’re going to be turned to pixel art for their sprites anyway. Animations will be taken care of once the sprites are made. As for the style, I’d say that it depends on the piece. For example, the pawn is designed to resemble a soldier, since he’s the one on the front lines. The rook, on the other hand, is drawn like a bird, because flying and puns.

Limitations
It’ll be a sidescroller using pixel art sprites.
I’m not sure what the sizes are, but their sizes will vary based on their power. Pawns will be the smallest, then the King, followed by the Knights, Rooks, and Bishops, then the Queen is the largest.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Character design help

To clarify, the player, enemies and NPCs are all based on chess pieces, so I’m trying to make them like human versions of those pieces. So far Pawns and Rooks have designs already, so I’d need designs for Bishops, Knights, Kings, and Queens.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Character design help

Hello everyone. I’m working on my first game and as of yesterday, I’m a really shitty artist. Would anyone be willing to help me out on this?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Want to be interviewed?

I’d go for it if it starts back up.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Sign-ups Thread

Really? You’re that impatient when people are slow to post? Your character’s accepted, but slow posting is just one of the realities of this game.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Sign-ups Thread

You can keep your old character, as I’m not modkilling anyone right now.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Main Game

[B_S and BC, quit fighting. I included Chaos for a reason, that being to keep any overpowered mages in check.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Sign-ups Thread

Adeeb is accepted.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Main Game

Connor
I feel my phone buzzing and look down to see a number I don’t recognize asking about Clayton. I guess it’s one of the girls from yesterday, so I figure it’s okay to respond. No idea. He was still asleep when I left for work. Is this Evie or Gwyn?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Main Game

[He copied Norman, not Nick. Norman is significantly weaker than Nick, especially in the physical world.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Main Game

Norman
“Oh I’ll be fine, I’m just a random plot device! The narration would say so if it wasn’t all in the first person.” My eyes glow and there’s suddenly two of me. “Use this guy instead if you’re so worried!”

Nick
I retake control of the body Norman and I share and it takes on my appearance. I turn to the group and open a portal on the ground. “I apologize for my brother’s behavior, he somehow convinced me this was necessary.” I step into the portal and it blinks closed.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Main Game

[Not just crazy. Deadpool crazy.]
Norman
I hear Snake Guy mention using someone as a target. “Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! I wanna be a target!” I stop poking him and start jumping up and down excitedly.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Sign-ups Thread

Mage
Name: Norman Keyes
Age: ?
Appearance: Same as Nick, but with all colors inverted
Magic School: Mental
Spell of Choice: Mindscape
Bio: Norman is Nicholas Keyes’ latent insanity given physical form. Unlike his “brother,” Norman can influence the minds of others without directly entering them, usually by way of driving them completely mad. He also has the ability to see through most enchantments and illusions.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Main Game

Norman
There’s a guy who looks like a snake hiding next to a bunch of rubble and a girl with a gun who apparently can’t see him. I run up to them and point at the snake guy excitedly. “Hey! I know this guy! He looks exactly like that demon guy from the first game! What was his name? Willie Bend or something? Hey snake guy! Tell me your name so we can keep the plot moving!” I crouch next to the rubble and start poking him with a stick.


Connor The next day…
“Clayton, I’m going to work and taking your coins with me. Try not to brutally injure anyone.” I grab my keys and walk out the door. Once I’ve left, I take out my phone and message Gaylord. Hey, can you send one of your little robots over to watch Clayton while I’m gone? Let me know if he leaves the apartment.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Tabula Rasa [Ather City 3] Sign-ups Thread

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